Reality star, Antonia ‘Toya’ Wright has lost two of her brothers to street violence.
Rudy and Josh Johnson, both of which starred in the BET reality show, ‘Toya: A Family Affair,’ were reportedly shot and killed in New Orleans while sitting in a car. ‘Toya: A Family Affair’ was a spin-off show to ‘Tina & Toya’ (A show following the day-in-life of both Wright and singer and wife of rapper, T.I., Tiny Harris). On Family Affair, you would often see Wright trying to save her family – including a drug-addicted mother, and four brothers, of which she showed a special bond to her youngest brother, Rudy.
Reality star Toya Wright mourned the sudden deaths of her brothers after they were reportedly shot and killed in New Orleans early Sunday morning.
The two men were found by New Orleans police inside a car shortly after midnight, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Both had reportedly suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.
The police department is yet to release the identities of the victims, but family members told the newspaper that they were Wright’s brothers.
Wright, 32, seemed to confirm the news with a somber Instagram post a few hours later.
The Times-Picayune did not identify the two men by name, but Us Weekly referred to them as Josh and Rudy Johnson. Via NY Daily Times
Toya Wright most notably rose to stardom as rapper, Lil Wayne’s ex-wife (The only one the rapper was actually married to) and the mother of his oldest child, but she has since gone on to make a name for herself. Penning a New York best-selling book, ‘How to Lose A Husband,’ and starring on several hit reality shows, including the latest being WE TV’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp,’ which she starred alongside her estranged husband, Mickey ‘MeMpHitz’ Wright. Just as recently as last week, Toya confirmed that she and Wright were getting a divorce after five years of marriage.
We know this is a tough time for a seemingly beautiful spirited person such as Toya Wright. We send our blessings and heartfelt condolences to her and her family at this time.